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IMDB’s 100 movies
February 21, 2017

Not based on personal preference or opinion, this comprehensive collection of films —The Greatest Movies of All Time — is based on films that have seen both commercial and critical success.

Compiled by Chris Walczyk who says,

The movies on this list are ranked according to their success (awards & nominations), their popularity, and their cinematic greatness from a directing/writing perspective.

Brian and I intend to watch our way through this list, so the titles that are struck through are the ones we’ve seen.

  1. The Godfather
  2. The Shawshank Redemption
  3. Schindler’s List
  4. Raging Bull
  5. Casablanca
  6. Citizen Kane
  7. Gone with the Wind
  8. The Wizard of Oz
  9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  10. Lawrence of Arabia
  11. Vertigo
  12. Psycho
  13. The Godfather: Part II
  14. On the Waterfront
  15. Sunset Blvd.
  16. Forrest Gump
  17. The Sound of Music
  18. 12 Angry Men
  19. West Side Story
  20. Star Wars: Episode IV
  21. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  22. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  23. The Silence of the Lambs
  24. Chinatown
  25. The Bridge on River Kwai
  26. Singin’ in the Rain
  27. It’s a Wonderful Life
  28. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love teh Bomb
  29. Some Like it Hot
  30. Ben-Hur
  31. Apocalypse Now
  32. Amadeus
  33. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  34. Gladiator 
  35. Titanic
  36. From Here to Eternity
  37. Saving Private Ryan 
  38. Unforgiven
  39. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  40. Rocky
  41. A Streetcar Named Desire
  42. The Philadelphia Story
  43. To Kill a Mockingbird
  44. An American in Paris
  45. The Best Years of Our Lives
  46. My Fair Lady
  47. A Clockwork Orange
  48. Doctor Zhivago
  49. The Searchers
  50. Jaws
  51. Patton
  52. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  53. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  54. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  55. The Apartment
  56. Platoon
  57. High Noon
  58. Braveheart
  59. Dances with Wolves
  60. Jurassic Park
  61. The Exorcist
  62. The Pianist
  63. Goodfellas
  64. The Deer Hunter
  65. All Quiet on the Western Front
  66. Bonnie and Clyde
  67. The French Connection
  68. City Lights
  69. It Happened One Night
  70. A Place in the Sun
  71. Midnight Cowboy
  72. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  73. Rain Man
  74. Annie Hall
  75. Fargo
  76. Giant
  77. Shane
  78. The Grapes of Wrath
  79. The Green Mile
  80. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  81. Nashville
  82. Network
  83. The Graduate
  84. American Graffiti
  85. Pulp Fiction
  86. Terms of Endearment
  87. Good Will Hunting
  88. The African Queen
  89. Stagecoach
  90. Mutiny on the Bounty
  91. The Great Dictator
  92. Double Indemnity
  93. The Maltese Falcon
  94. Wuthering Heights
  95. Taxi Driver
  96. Rear Window
  97. The Third Man
  98. Rebel Without a Cause
  99. North by Northwest
  100. Yankee Doodle Dandy

Movies not on the list that we would add:

  1. The Princess Bride
  2. American History X
  3. Fight Club
  4. Requiem for a Dream
  5. Dark Knight
  6. Whiplash
  7. Birdman
  8. Amelie
  9. Youth
  10. The Grand Budapest Hotel and/or Moonrise Kingdom and/or The Royal Tenenbaums and/or Fantastic Mr. Fox
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